Women in Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership

College women interested in a policy career outside of government benefited from meeting with women leaders who influence policy from the corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Students learned how the dynamic private, nonprofit, and public sectors of Washington, D.C. work together to write, influence, and implement policy.  In the corporate leadership track, students learned extensively about careers in business, economics, corporate social responsibility, and the skills necessary to excel in the private sector.  In the nonprofit leadership track, students heard from top-level women from a variety of nonprofit and advocacy organizations and delve into policy, research, direct service, and fundraising careers available in nonprofit organizations.

Seminar Highlights:

2017 Seminar Photos  • 2017 Seminar Agenda • Student Experiences

Discover new policy issues: By choosing either the corporate leadership or nonprofit leadership track, students attended panels focused on current policy discussions within those sectors, such as global economics, corporate social responsibility, immigration, and education.

Grow your professional network: Students interested in a policy career in the private or nonprofit sector heard from top, middle, and entry level women who influence policy in these fields.  Students also met other women from across the country with similar interests and ambition to pursue a policy career in D.C. and across the country.

Develop your leadership skills:  For three days, students were immersed in the professional world of Washington, D.C.  They attended interactive workshops on salary negotiation, resume writing, and networking and had limitless opportunities to connect with top-level women through question and answer sessions and roundtable discussions.



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